Catherine Regan “Molly”, 87, of Devils Lake formerly of Grand Forks, ND passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake.
Catherine Regan “Molly”, 87, of Devils Lake formerly of Grand Forks, ND passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake. Mass of Christian Burial for Molly will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, rural Webster, ND. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday, January 18th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 6 p.m. with Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon officiating. Visitation on Saturday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass. Catherine was born on March 23, 1931, at Devils Lake, ND one of nine children to Thomas and Bertha (Melvie) Regan. She grew up on the family farm at Webster in the loving care of her parents and siblings. She lived for a time in Grafton and Minot, ND and for the past 18 years lived a happy and fulfilling life in Grand Forks as a cherished resident of the 10th Avenue home. In November of 2018, Molly moved to Devils Lake to be closer to family. Molly was a kind and caring person who loved to volunteer. She spent many hours at the St. Joseph Social Center, at the local Humane Society and was always the cheerful, smiling Salvation Army Bell Ringer. She participated in Special Olympics for several years and was the recipient of many medals, most were for race walking and bowling. Family would “google” Molly when they wanted to know the names of all the National Football and Baseball Leagues and other bits of information you might be seeking. Of course she had her favorites and that was the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. Molly felt so blessed to have so many friends, family and care givers in her life. Her smile was heart-warming and contagious. Molly loved her Lord and put her faith and trust in His promises. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Molly’s loving family include her brother Glen Regan, Webster, ND; nephews Tim (Agnes) Regan, Maple Grove, MN, George Regan, Webster, Nancy (Maurice) Pescion, Cooperstown, ND, Jill (Dave) Koehn, Grand Forks, Diane Regan (Rene) and Colleen (Curt) Schuler all of Devils Lake, Linda (Dave) Stewart, Courteney, British Columbia; 20 grand nieces and grand nephews; nine great great nieces and great great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Donald, Tom, Norman, Harold and Charles Regan; sisters Norma Etchinson and Margaret Frye; niece Loretta Frye. Casket Bearers for Molly will be her great nephews Ryan Regan, Brent Pescion, Aaron Gunn, James Koehn, Jacob Koehn, Alex Schuler, Adam Retzer and Jessie Duffy. Reading the Scriptures will be great nieces Melissa Gunn and Angel Retzer and the Gift Bearers will be great nieces Staci Pescion, Talice Longie and Ana Koehn. Music will be provided by Kevin Regan and Audrey Myklebust.